1992 Berrys' Own Selection Littlemill, Lowland, Single Malt Whisky, 54.9%

1992 Berrys' Own Selection Littlemill, Lowland, Single Malt Whisky, 54.9%

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1992 Berrys' Own Selection Littlemill, Lowland, Single Malt Whisky, 54.9%

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Littlemill distillery was founded at Bowling to the east of Glasgow on the banks of the river Clyde in the 1770s and laid claim to being Scotlands oldest distillery. It was dismantled in 1997 and the remaining buildings destroyed by a fire in 2004.

The nose gives white chocolate and peach skins with traces of ginger, cinnamon and delicate peat. The palate comes alive with nectarines and more white chocolate as the mouth-feel fattens to release some honey and lemon. When excellent examples such as this appear they make Littlemills sad demise even sadder.
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Littlemill Distillery, Lowlands

Littlemill Distillery, Lowlands

Littlemill has the enviable claim of being quite possibly the oldest malt whisky distillery in Scotland. Or at least it would have had this, if it weren’t for the fact that production stopped permanently in 1996, and the remaining buildings were destroyed by fire in 2004.

A Lowlands whisky distillery by classification, not only due to location but also due to its tradition of triple distillation, Littlemill bottlings are growing increasingly rare, so any aficionados should grab one as soon as they spot it.

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Lowlands Whisky

Lowlands Whisky

Lowland whiskies come from the area north of the English border, and south of a line drawn between Greenock in the west, and Dundee in the east. Traditionally they have been the source of a lot of the whisky to be used for blends, as such the style is much lighter than other regions, with little or no peat. By the late 19th centaury almost the entire production of the Lowland distilleries went for blending

The growth in popularity and power of the Highland and Speyside distilleries, has been matched by a fall from favour for Lowland producers, to such an extent that today there are only three left in production. By far and away the two biggest whisky distilleries are Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie. The third being Bladnoch, which is also, the most southerly distillery of all.

Auchentoshan Distillery is on the northern edge of Glasgow and was founded in 1800. It has a light, cereal and citrus nose and a clean, dry finish. Glenkinchie Distillery is located at  Pencaitland, just outside Edinburgh. Typical of Lowland malt whiskies: fragrant and reserved, with a clean, fresh flavour.

There are some silent stills, whose whiskies are still found from time to time. Rosebank is quite often seen and was generally considered to be the best Lowland malt. Occasionally, but more rarely seen are St.Magdalene from Linlithgow, Littlemill from Bowling Dumbartonshire and Ladyburn, which was housed inside William Grants grain distillery at Girvan on the Ayrshire coast.

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